Soccer Falls to Cal Poly

HILLSBORO, Ore - The Boise State women's soccer team fell to Cal Poly, 3-0 in the final game of the Viking Soccer Classic in Hillsboro, Ore., Sunday. The Broncos defeated Portland State in their first game of the tournament, Friday and finished second overall in the tournament.

Cal Poly got off to a quick start in the third minute when Boise State goalkeeper Liz Ruiz was drawn out of the box to face the attacking Mustang forward, Tiffany Gummow. Ruiz went up for the bouncing ball but could not use her hands and Gummow continued past to score on the empty net.

Cal Poly's Cristina Farrington put away a goal in the 44th minute to expand the lead to 2-0 just before the half.

The Broncos were outmatched on the stat sheet in the first half as evidenced by the 2-0 score as well as the 11-1 shot deficit.

Boise State had more attempts in the second half, firing four shots to the Mustangs' three, but could not find the back of the net. One of Cal Poly's three second-half shots came from Gummow, who broke free and struck a ball that got by Ruiz' left side for her second goal of the game.

"We spotted them a few goals early and had to play from behind the rest of the way, which is tough," said head coach Steve Lucas. "Now we just have to get back, work on a few things and get ready for next week."

The orange and blue are now 3-5-0 on the season, while Cal Poly moves to 5-3-0.

Mandy Nader and Chelsea Robinson were both selected to the all-tournament team. Robinson assisted the game-winning goal against Portland State while Nader provided a solid presence on the Broncos' back line, playing 190 of the possible 195 minutes over the weekend.

The Broncos will travel to Omaha, Neb., next weekend for a match against South Dakota, Friday before facing Creighton, Sunday.

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